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Fix your applications before migrating them to the cloud

These days, enterprises are moving massive numbers of applications to the cloud in a process called "lift and shift." That means transporting the code and the data, recompiling it, doing a bit of testing, and moving on. The...


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Microsoft fleshes out 'Windows as a service' strategy

Lower licensing revenue from consumers will be offset by increases in search, games and apps, company's CFO says

4 predictions for the immediate future of cloud computing

Let these observations guide you through the next phase of cloud computing

Google: Cloud on verge of major transformation

Pace of innovation in the cloud is speeding, and Google senior VP says you will not even recognize today’s cloud in five years

Microsoft to offer three new ways to store big data on Azure

Azure to feature a data warehouse, a 'data lake,' and the ability to pool multiple databases

Amazon buys ClusterK, a firm that helps users buy cloud capacity cheap

ClusterK helps companies use AWS spot instances for mission-critical applications

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Function junction: An introduction to AWS Lambda

Stateless, event-driven, and message-oriented, Lambda is a new kind of service for new kinds of applications

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Solution architect, reinvent yourself for the cloud

Solution architects are facing extinction unless they reexamine and reinvent themselves

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10 third-party tools to suit your Office 365 needs

From migration to monitoring, third-party tools and partners help you make the most of Office 365

Cloud and devops empower users, developers alike

With the rise of devops for automating application development and deployment to the cloud, both users and developers could benefit

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Microsoft gears up for cloud domination

Microsoft will reveal more pieces of its cloud master plan at the upcoming Build conference, , but the outlines are already there -- and maybe even a little scary

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Amazon throws down the gauntlet with detailed AWS earnings

By breaking out details about sales and expenses of its cloud business, Amazon is daring other cloud kingpins to do the same

Amazon says its cloud is 'a $5 billion business'

AWS generated $1.57 billion for Amazon in the first three months of 2015, nearly 7 percent of Amazon's total revenue

Agility is king for cloud value, but ROI is harder to measure

The old capex-versus-opex approach is finally gone, but the cloud's new value focus on agility is much harder to calculate

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No Linux, no Docker, no cloud OS? Think again

OSv, a from-scratch OS for running applications at scale and with high performance, blazes a trail to the cloud that doesn't use Linux or Docker-style containers

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Box Developer Edition woos both enterprises and startups

Box Developer Edition simplifies user provisioning and authentication for Box apps, for scrappy startups and established enterprises alike

EMC Syncplicity lets enterprises manage their own encryption keys

Syncplicity's Customer Managed Keys feature uses rights management software that customers can run on their own hardware

IBM launches new threat-analytics tools in the cloud

Based on QRadar, the new security-focused offerings are available as SaaS

The cloud is finally making machine learning practical

Machine learning systems were too costly and too complex for most enterprises in the past. The cloud is changing all that

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